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Best Web Design Programs: List of Top Schools

Web designers use graphic design, programming and web content to create and manage websites. Find out about some of the best schools that offer web design programs. Get rankings, degree programs and course option information. View article »

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  • 0:31 Santa Clara University
  • 0:57 DePaul University
  • 1:20 Top Web Design Programs

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Students who aspire to become web designers can find undergraduate programs at highly ranked schools around the country, including Santa Clara University and DePaul University. The following schools are highly ranked universities where you can earn a bachelor's degree in web design. Santa Clara University has an interdisciplinary program where you will learn to apply both creative and technical skills to website construction. DePaul University also has a top-ranked program.

Santa Clara University - Santa Clara, CA

U.S. News & World Report ranked Santa Clara University second among regional universities in the West in 2016. Classes in the B.S. in Web Design and Engineering program are drawn from the communication, sociology, and applied ethics departments. Other courses include web programming, graphic design, and computer networks. Students participate in community-based learning and projects for real-world application of their education.

DePaul University - Chicago, IL

U.S. News & World Report ranked DePaul University #124 of national universities in 2016. The school's BFA in Graphic Design includes web design courses. The school offers students access to state-of-the-art design labs and facilities. Students may also complete internships. DePaul University offers web design as part of its graphic design major.

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Top Web Design Programs

There are many other top schools that offer web design programs:

College/University Name Location Distinction
Drexel University Philadelphia, PA The digital media program, which includes web design, was established in 1998
Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA The digital media arts major offers a web-development concentration
Purdue University West Lafayette, IN Customizable curriculum includes animation, game design, and virtual product integration
Tulane University New Orleans, LA Offers website development programs that include an associate degree, bachelor's major and minor, and a post-baccalaureate certificate
University of California Santa Cruz, CA Students in the Certificate in Web and Interactive Media Design program have access to fully equipped labs for hands-on learning
University of North Carolina Asheville, NC New media majors have access to specialized lab facilities that include computers, industry-standard software programs, printers, and audiovisual equipment
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC The Digital Media Lab gives students access to the latest in multimedia software and hardware

When selecting a school for web design, students may take into account a school's rankings as well as its facilities and options for hands-on training, including internships.

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